I have four terrific nephews and three terrific nieces, and I am proud of all of them. On this particular occasion, I am writing about my oldest nephew, Jacob.
If you have a copy of this morning’s Tennessean handy, look at the “Scoreboard” page.
Jacob plays for Perry County High School, and like most players at 1-A schools he plays both offense and defense.
Number one in tackles, as he has been pretty much all season? Jacob Tucker, with 119.
Number three in passing, with 138 completions for 2,207 yards? Why, that would be Jacob Tucker. He’s the starting quarterback, and has been since last year, when he was a freshman.
He also makes the list for rushing, further down, with 143 carries for 726 yards.
There’s another Jacob Tucker who appears in the rankings, from the Middle Tennessee Heat, a team in Mt. Juliet. If you weren’t paying attention, you might think that Jacob Tucker was highly ranked in both passing and receiving (which would be quite a feat!).